What does the code compliance unit enforce?

The Code Compliance Unit enforces regulations relating to the following:

  1. Condition of existing structures that constitute a clear and present danger to the public.
  2. Building Code violations (building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, access, etc.) Including construction or change of occupancy without permits.
  3. California State Housing law (minimum standards for safe and sanitary housing).
  4. Illegal dumping.
  5. Liquid waste disposal.
  6. Zoning requirements for structures such as use, location, configuration, size and land use requirements.
  7. Abandoned vehicles.
  8. Occupied Recreational Vehicles.

Kern County Public Works Department

Mission Statement: To provide public infrastructure, facilitate development, and deliver services that protect and enhance the lives of the people of Kern County.